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This Business is not BBB accredited
P.O. Box 83135, Phoenix, AZ 85071
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This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Explorer Communications include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- 143 complaint(s) filed against business
- Failure to respond to 10 complaint(s) filed against business
- 4 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
- Length of time business has taken to respond to complaint(s)
- Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||50|
|Total Closed Complaints||143|
Additional Complaint Information
According to information in BBB files, this company has a pattern of complaints involving advertising, delivery, billing, guarantee, sales, refund, contract, and customer service issues. Complaints allege this business sells magazine subscriptions and books door-to-door, usually on college campuses. Some consumers state that the individuals going door-to-door are usually young adults claiming to sell magazines for local organizations, schools, or to earn funds for college or a trip. Complainants allege never receiving the magazines and/or books they order. Additionally, customers report difficulty reaching the company when problems arise. Consumers state they cannot contact the business and/or do not receive a response from the company until they file a complaint with the BBB. At this time, Explorer Communications is responding and resolving some, but not all, BBB complaints.
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||6|
Door-to-Door Sales - Magazines
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